Dr. Dominique Gumirakiza, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics
Office: EST 237
J Dominique Gumirakiza obtained both his Masters’ and PhD degrees from Utah State University in 2010 and 2013 respectively. He specialized in agricultural economics. He has 4 years of teaching. His research and outreach interests are in local food production, agribusiness marketing and sales mostly at farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture programs. As a faculty in the Department of Agriculture here at WKU, Dr. Gumirakiza focuses on agricultural marketing, sales and services, and agribusiness entrepreneurship. Prior to joining our faculty team, Dr. Gumirakiza was a faculty at Brigham Young University (BYU)-Idaho, department of economics. He taught principles of microeconomics, and principles of macroeconomics. He also worked at Idaho State University as an adjunct professor of economics; teaching both face-to-face and online courses. Dr. Gumirakiza is certified by the Quality Matters (QM) as an online course peer reviewer. His teaching style is student-centered and encourages teach-one-another participatory learning process. He facilitates students to relate economic concepts to their daily life situations, and stimulate research interests in current economic issues happening in their surroundings. He provides classroom activities that allow students to interact, learn from and teach one another, identify opportunities and ways to apply their acquired knowledge outside the classroom.
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